I didn’t realize how much time my baby would spend in the stroller but also how much time I’d be pushing it! At first, I didn’t do too much research and it just gave me an insane headache when I had to figure out what was the lightest or what was compatible with a car seat and which adapters work with the model…anyway! Let’s just say they definitely don’t make it easy for you!
Shortcut advice: I got the Nuna pipa car seat that is convertible with a lot of strollers and some travel strollers – it’s light, small and travels easily. I will be getting a toddler car seat when needed. I found it more complicated to find a car seat bigger that would last longer because it’s hard to take around and find good convertible strollers.
CHOOSING THE BEST STROLLER FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY
Within almost a year, I did thorough research and finally picked a winner! What I also learned is that there’s a stroller for each different scenario!
Here are a few strollers that are worthy of your attention:
This is the one that we ended up getting after looking around and knowing what we needed and wanted. It rolls super easily and it folds really nicely. The basket is like everything for me: you can add groceries, yo
ur purse, toys, blankets….the list goes on. I realized how insane it gets with a baby as far as all the things they need, plus the outings you will go on (picnic, walks, beach, groceries…) So it’s super useful to have extra room.
You can also add a second baby when you’re ready and the basket doesn’t disappear. It comes with a bassinet, seat, rain cover and bugs cover! Yaaasss! The only downside: you need two hands to fold it…I’ve found it a little challenging when I’m holding Oliver. Besides that, I love it!
There are so many Bugaboo strollers made for your lifestyle! They are so pretty and definitely another great pick! A little pricier than most. They have strollers for twins, or just for the city, for long walks or even for if you’re a runner! They fold really nicely and roll perfectly as well. The only downside is you have to buy each accessory separately from the stroller, which can get pricey.
The Joolz is super pretty, you can design your own style and it’s for every occasion. Compatible with the Nuna and other car seats makes it even more of a winner. It’s a popular one in NYC and getting more and more hip in LA. It folds really well, strolls nicely too and you can add a baby, so it grows with you! It also comes with a bassinet. The only downside is that you lose the basket when adding a second baby and you have to purchase all accessories separately.
Nuna is one of my favorite brands! Especially for the car seats. Their strollers are really convenient, well-made and lightweight. The baskets are a good size plus they also have zipper compartments. It’s easy to fold and rolls really well.
This one is especially convenient if you’re travelling a lot or just want a good stroller that is easy to take around with you! Very nicely priced, good quality, lightweight, folds with one hand and compatible with some car seats!
While we’re on the subject of travelling, this stroller is ah-mazing and the funny part is everyone used to call my mom Yo-yo! It folds small enough to take it as a carry-on! Super light, with a decent basket and really cute too. It’s also compatible with the Nuna Pipa car seat which is my favorite of them all. It’s a great stroller for the city and travelling. The only downside: I wouldn’t use it as a stroller for activities like hiking, running, etc…
If you don’t want the headache of figuring out what is compatible with what and you’re looking for a good stroller for a decent price that has a car seat that comes with it, this is a really good option!
I started out with the Graco and it’s a good stroller, folds really easily and rolls just fine. The only downside: the basket is small, it’s a little heavy after a while of pushing and you’d have to find universal accessories that fit, as in a rain cover, etc…
I HOPE THIS LIST HELPS!
If you live in the Los Angeles area and you’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to go to get good advice and decent help, this store is amazing! Right by Century City. https://travelingtikes.com You can also order online and if you have any questions, you can give them a call! It’s a family store and they are so nice and helpful. My experience was great!